Recognized by Architectural Digest, Vogue, Departures and New York Magazine for his unique approach to the worlds of decoration and design, Patrick Mele culls the best from the past and present in an effort to create environments that feel timeless. With a passion for wide ranging style, Patrick cultivates dynamic rooms that tell a layered story based on their architecture, location and the people inhabiting them.
With a degree in Art History and Cultural Studies from New York University’s Gallatin School, his aesthetic has been informed by the evolution and interplay between art, architecture, decorative-arts and fashion throughout history.
Established in 2011, Patrick’s namesake firm has worked on projects in a variety of locations including New York, Connecticut, Washington D.C, London and St. Barths.
Patrick’s professional experience includes some of America’s most iconic retail brands, such as: Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Bond No. 9., Schumacher, and David Yurman.
This 500 square foot jewel box shop is housed in a century old former neighborhood grocer in the heart of downtown Greenwich, my hometown.
I could see the space had charm and great potential upon first visit — 10 ft. tall tin ceilings, and symmetrical showcase windows. It’s an off kilter square room that I painted floor to ceiling with gallons of white paint and installed classic track lighting to recall the straightforwardness of an old gallery space.
It’s a blank canvas that I plan to stylistically reimagine, multiple times throughout the year. I want the shop to be a salon where people gather and long to revisit. Within I’ve assembled a collection of refurbished antiques and period pieces with great personality – ranging from the 17th century to today.
The shop also offers a selection of fabulous & important costume jewelry, Régime des Fleurs bespoke fragrance, contemporary artworks from AK Jansen, Wayne Pate, Doug Meyer and Alicia Ethridge, pottery by Nicholas Newcomb, Noguchi Akari light sculptures, Turkish & Iranian rugs and much more. We’re also very pleased to present a snapshot of unique items from the beloved Creel & Gow!
My ultimate goal is to get people excited about coming to a physical shop once again, to enjoy a one-on-one 360 experience – that you simply cannot recapture through a screen. So much of whatever knowledge I’ve gained and point of view I’ve established, came from a childhood spent visiting these one off environments and soaking in the varied philosophies of their offbeat proprietors – it was always a colorful, memorable and enriching experience, this is what I feel is sadly missing today & what I’m determined to recreate!
I look forward to welcoming you in soon!